Nvidia partners with Uber, Volkswagen and Baidu

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First, Volkswagen will be bringing co-pilot capabilities into its cars by infusing Nvidia AI solutions in assistance systems like Voice Assistant, gaze tracking and even leveraging real-time data for better driving. The announcement was made at the kick off of the Consumer Electronics Show.

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang arrives at the "Das Goldene Lenkrad" automotive award in Berlin, Germany, 7 November 2017.

Jensen Huang, Nvidia CEO, said at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) technology conference in Las Vegas that Uber's self-driving auto fleet was using their technology to help its autonomous cars perceive the world and take precise decisions in a fraction of seconds.

"Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing the vehicle", declared Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess in a statement.

"Volkswagen's work with NVIDIA DRIVE IX technology will make that a reality".

Diess added, "Autonomous driving, zero-emission mobility and digital networking are virtually impossible without advances in AI and deep learning". "Working with Volkswagen, we are creating a new generation of cars that are safer, more enjoyable to ride in than anything that has come before, and accessible to everyone".

The tech is used to help autonomous vehicles interpret the world and make decisions. Uber has been using Nvidia's GPU computing technology since its first test fleet of Volvo SC90 SUVS were deployed in 2016 in Pittsburgh and Phoenix.

Still, Nvidia argues that the development of Uber's autonomous vehicle program has gained momentum, with 1 million miles spent with such cars in the past 100 days.

Bets that Nvidia will become a leader in chips for driverless cars, data centers and artificial intelligence have more than doubled its stock price in the past 12 months, making the Silicon Valley company the third-strongest perfomer in the S&P 500 during that time.